The objective of this scoping review is to identify and examine the available evidence of domestically trained international nursing students’ and new graduates’ experiences of transition to the nursing workforce.
International students’ workforce transition experiences are attracting researchers globally. One under-researched area relates to the workforce transition experiences of domestically trained international nursing students and new graduates. This scoping review will focus on identifying studies that examine factors that can directly or indirectly affect experiences of workforce transition.
This review will consider studies that include domestically trained international nursing students enrolled in an undergraduate/baccalaureate nursing program (outside their country of origin) and new graduates within their first year of completing an undergraduate/baccalaureate nursing program (outside their country of origin). Participants may be either employed or not employed in the host country’s nursing workforce. Studies that include participants from any other nursing programs will be excluded.
The JBI approach for conducting and reporting scoping reviews will be followed. The review will include both published and unpublished literature. Research from 2000 onward that is available in English will be included. Searches will be conducted in MEDLINE, Scopus, Emcare, ERIC, PsycINFO, ProQuest Central, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global, and ScienceDirect. An assessment of methodological quality will be included, with results presented in the final report. One reviewer will carry out the data extraction process independently and will be checked by another reviewer. Data will be presented in tabular form accompanied by a narrative summary that aligns with the objective of this scoping review.
Correspondence: Della John McKitterick, firstname.lastname@example.org
The authors declare no conflict of interest.
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